Middle East’s challenges for the EU in terms of the war and terrorism: the cases of Syria and Iraq

During the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee for Palestine at the United Nations (UN), Federica Mogherini – the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy – declared that ‘the international community does not and cannot give up… Continue Reading →

A Twenty-Seven Nation Army? Discussing the Likelihood of a Common Army for the European Union

A Twenty-Seven Nation Army? Discussing the Likelihood of a Common Army for the European Union The EU foreign ministers convened on March 6, 2017 in Brussels to create a legal framework for the EU Military Planning and Conduct Capabilities, a quasi military… Continue Reading →

Russia and the West in Syria: A question of global hegemony?

As 2016 came to an end, the immense cruelty of the Syrian Civil War once again revealed itself to the public. The bombings of Aleppo have shown the world how fragile the international system can be, when national power interests… Continue Reading →

Geopolitics Behind Aylan Kurdi’s Death

Will the US-Russia ceasefire deal make a difference? By Olga Papadopoulou, holder of a MSc. in Migration, Ethnic Relations and Multiculturalism from Utrecht University, the Netherlands. Olga recently finished her Ph.D. thesis in “labour market inequalities” in the department of Geography from University of… Continue Reading →

The Syrian Story of Migration

By Suad Skenderi, executive director and author of the academic medium Romalitico Roma and writer for the EST. The topic of migration is one of the most hotly debated issues in Europe, especially since the Syrian crisis that started in 2011…. Continue Reading →

France fighting ISIS- a legitimate use of force under international law?

By Johannes Tropper, student of Law at the University of Vienna and ambassador to Austria for the European Student Think Tank. The heinous attacks in Paris have shaken the whole of Europe. The French President described the attacks by ISIS… Continue Reading →

What’s the meaning behind Charlie Hebdo’s latest cartoons?

By Diana Guth, master’s student Human Rights and International Politics at the University of Glasgow and writer for the European Student Think Tank.  Medio September 2015, the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo has returned to the spotlight with another series… Continue Reading →

Refugee crisis: why pragmatism and empathy both must be summoned in the UK

By Johnny Thalassites, student of Law at the University of Bristol and writer for the European Student Think Tank The tragic death of Aylan Kurdi, a 3 year-old Syrian refugee whose body washed up on the beach in Bodrum, provoked… Continue Reading →

European strategy for fighters in Syria?

by Marija Djakova. Originally published on 2014/03/15 The Syrian conflict has caused great global alarm due to its length as well as its countless victims. Currently, it seems like everyone is fighting against everyone, creating a chaos which may not… Continue Reading →

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